This Sunday, March 25th, is the kick off date for the Tourness Film Festival – 4 days, 7 European films, at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. Sponsored by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, the Tournees Festival features seven contemporary European films selected by the NIU Film Society and introduced by faculty specialists from NIU. A Post Reception will be held on Thursday, March 29th, the last evening of the festival. All films are subtitled in English. The festival is open to all and free to students with a current university or high-school ID.
The Tournées Festival was organized by the Northern Illinois University Film Society and made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). Students of all area high schools, colleges, and universities are admitted free with valid, current school id. Picture ID required. Present school ID at the ticket booth to receive admission. Tickets are $7 for adults or $21 for a Festival Package. Seniors: $5/night or $15 Festival Package. Film Festival full schedule below.
Tournées Film Festival Schedule
All Films Subtitled in English
Sunday, March 25th:
Introduction by Scott Balcerzak, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Northern Illinois University
LES HERBES FOLLES
Introduction by Elizabeth Bowman, PhD Candidate, Department of English, Northern Illinois University
Tuesday, March 27nd:
LA BELLE ENDORMIE
(THE SLEEPING BEAUTY–2010)
Introduction by Lois Self, Professor Emerita of Communication, Northern Illinois University
COCO AVANT CHANEL
(COCO BEFORE CHANEL–2009)
Introduction by Lindsay Massie, Co-President, Northern Illinois University Film Society. Remarks prepared by Barbara Peters.
Wednesday, March 28th:
Introduction by Julie Moteau, MA Candidate, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Remarks prepared by Associate Professor Philippe Willems.
Introduction by Paul Petrovic, PhD Candidate, Department of English, Northern Illinois University
Thursday, March 29th: Tournées Film Festival Reception Night
DEUX DE LA VAGUE
(TWO IN THE WAVE–2009)
Introduction by Jeffery Chown, Professor, Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University
POST FILM RECEPTION